Wahlberg plays Joseph Grusinsky, the son of a police captain who, unlike his brother, has joined the police force and is a rising star. This crime drama is directed by James Gray. Co-starring Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall.
I had worked with Gray on The Yards, and he was writing his next screenplay and he asked me if I wanted to be a part of it, he had originally set it up at Warner Brothers. I was very excited about my experience of working with James and just thought he was a super talent. So he wrote the script with me in mind, and then it was very difficult to get it off the ground, we finally got it going, got it out of Warner Brothers, and we had approached a couple of independent financiers, and we were finally able to get the movie made. So anything that James is going to do, I would love to be a part of.